What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It focuses on the principles of leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground, and provides a greater position to resolve conflict by using submission holds.
BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A student can train in BJJ for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu (and submission grappling) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Coming into a martial arts academy can be intimidating for the beginning student. Our goal with the fundamentals class is to allow our students to learn jiu-jitsu by focusing on the controlled drilling of techniques without active sparring.
The class also serves as a foundation for all students of BJJ. Lessons are focused on teaching the principles of the art, including self-defense, basic techniques, and to commit the core movements of BJJ to muscle memory.
While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the fundamental principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program focuses on high-level techniques and drills that develop the student’s basic abilities into expertise. In our Advanced classes, students can expect to spend more time doing Jiu Jitsu-specific training and sparring.
Black Belt Program
The Black Belt Program is the ultimate stage in adult program structure. The goal of this program is to further develop the individual student’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their many variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, builds a challenging, yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.
In the Black Belt program, students who began as white belts and took their training seriously start to build their own personalities as BJJ practitioner, develop their own unique game and not to mention that they become roll model to the rest of the school.
A black belt is a white belt that never quit!!
Submission Grappling takes the same approach as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but without the uniform or kimono to grab on to.
The difference between BJJ and submission grappling is in the grips. In the stand-up game, the grips provided by the BJJ uniform allow for many judo-style throwing and submission techniques, while submission grappling takedowns resemble those of traditional wrestling. Grips also come into play on the ground. Where the BJJ ground game is methodical and technical, submission grappling moves tend to be more fast-paced.